December News Splash - News Splash December 2008 by dfsdf224s


									Volume 6 No. 4             December 2008                                     

Burning Bright for Breast Cancer 2008 tops $39,000!!!
Synchro Swim Ontario member clubs             province participated with 305 swimmers
across the province were once again in        raising over $50 each.
synch for pink raising an astonishing
$39,407 during the 5th anniversary of the     Elizabeth Sweeny from the Sudbury Syn-
annual “Burning Bright for Breast Can-        chro Club was the athlete with the most
cer” province-wide charity initiative in      pledges collected with a total of $2,855,
support of the Canadian Breast Cancer         the largest pledge collection ever in Burn-
Foundation.                                   ing Bright’s 5-year history. Michelle Can-
                                              non from Mississauga Synchro followed
Since 2004, Ontario synchro swim ath-         with a total of $1,001, Kathaleen Carpen-
letes have participated every October dur-    ter of Olympium Synchro has the third
ing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an       highest total with $945, then Kayla            President Suzanne Laroche presents
event at their local club where they incor-   Wandziak of Sudbury Synchro with $550,          CBCF the cheque for $39,407.58!
porate a common theme of keeping a can-       and Marina Romani of Sudbury with
dle burning within the pool for a mini-       $460.                                         vor and enthusiasm. We have surpassed
mum of one hour, in which swimmers                                                          all expectations and are honoured to raise
hand off the torch in a relay format. The     “Breast cancer continues to be near and       funds for such a cause as this”, added
candle symbolizes keeping the flame alive     dear to the synchro community. Year after     Executive Director Leslie Makins. “We
for creating a future without breast can-     year new and returning swimmers take up       are thrilled to know that the work of our
cer. In five years synchro athletes have      the challenge and go above and beyond         sport is contributing to creating a future
raised over $178,000 for the Canadian         with their fundraising efforts.      Well     without breast cancer!”
Breast Cancer Foundation.                     done!” said Synchro Swim Ontario Presi-
                                              dent Suzanne Laroche. “Synchro Swim           Synchro Swim Ontario made the official
The Sudbury Synchronized Swimming             Ontario is proud to be a Gold Ribbon sup-     cheque presentation to the Canadian
Club was the club with the most pledges       porter of the Canadian Breast Cancer          Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario
collected with a total of $8,654.50. Bur-     Foundation – Ontario Chapter and hopes        Chapter on Saturday, December 6th at
lington Synchro ranked second overall         that one day we will have a future without    McMaster University Pool during the Lisa
with $4,600, Olympium Synchro had the         breast cancer.”                               Alexander Figure Meet where the Top 5
third largest total with $4,302, followed                                                   fundraising clubs and top 5 fundraising
by Mississauga Synchro with $3,969.55,        “Five years ago, the Burning Bright event     athletes were recognized.
and Gloucester Synchro with $2,630.09.        was birthed and the clubs, athletes,
Over 360 athletes at 16 clubs across the      coaches, and families took it on with fer-    Congratulations Ontario!

                                      Happy Holidays from the Synchro Ontario Staff
                                                 and Board of Directors!
                                        Wishing all of our members, partners and friends, the very best
                                                 this holiday season and a successful 2009!
                                         Please note that the Synchro Swim Ontario office will be closed from
                                       Wednesday, December 24 to Thursday, January 1, reopening January 2nd.

SYNCHRO SWIM ONTARIO                                                            Synchro Swim Ontario gratefully
208 HILLYARD ST., UNIT #227, HAMILTON, ON L8L 6B6                       acknowledges the continued support of the
Phone: (905) 572-SYNC Fax: (905) 572-7700                                   Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion
                                                        UPCOMING EVENTS

                                                              Provincial Trials
                                                              January 23-25, 2009
                                                             Etobicoke Olympium
                                                         Hosted by: Olympium Synchro

                                                          Provincial Championships
                                                            February 13-15, 2009
                                                            Etobicoke Olympium
                                                         Hosted by: Waterloo Synchro

                                                           Central/North Regional
                                                             February 20-22, 2009
                                                          U of T - Mississauga Pool
 On behalf of all of us at Synchro Canada we wish you   Hosted by: Mississauga Synchro
       and yours a wonderful holiday season.
                                                          Recreational Figures Meet
                 Seasons Greetings
                                                              February 28, 2009
        Synchro Canada National Office Staff
                                                          Oshawa Civic Centre Pool
                                                          Hosted by: Synchro Ontario
Synchro Swim Ontario gratefully acknowledges the
generous support of our sponsors & suppliers            East Regional Championships
                                                               March 6-8, 2009
                                                              Nepean Sportsplex
                                                          Hosted by: Nepean Synchro

                                                        West Regional Championships
                                                               March 6-8, 2009
                                                         Canada Games Aquatic Centre
                                                          Hosted by: London Synchro

                                                         Eastern/Atlantic Divisionals
                                                              March 11-15, 2009
                                                             Etobicoke Olympium
                                                         Hosted by: Olympium Synchro

                                                            Ontario Masters Open
                                                                 April 4, 2009
                                                           Oshawa Civic Centre Pool
                                                          Hosted by: Durham Synchro

Volunteers awarded at 2008 Officials Conference
Ontario’s officials held a conference No-      the recipient(s) to the Board of Directors   Hoop, Lori Kowalski, Barbara Love,
vember 15 in Toronto. During that confer-      based on his/her potential for movement      Catrine Klein, Janice Mayberry, Teri
ence officials and volunteers were awarded     and success at National Judging and          Pearce-Padgett, Debbie Sands,
with provincial recognition and service pin    Level 3 certification.
awards.                                                                                     3 year pins: Gayle Castledine, Stephanie
                                               The 2008 Officials Award was presented       Dawe, Angele Gaulin-Marchand,
Official Lynda Furniss was awarded the         to Carolyn MacGregor. This award is          Vanessa Hider, Heather Hogan, Susan
Board of Directors Award, which is pre-        presented annually to an official who has    Kostron, Brittany Laroche, Carolyn
sented annually to an Ontario Volunteer        been officiating in Ontario for a mini-      LeRoy, Valerie Lukezic, Kathy Lynch,
with exemplary service to the province         mum of 10 years, and who has made            Kitty Martinho, Renata Mares, Kristy
who demonstrates exemplary dedication to       outstanding contributions.                   McDonnell, Mary Frances Nemeth,
the sport as a volunteer at the Provincial                                                  Larissa Ryssina, Loretta Ruff, Marie
level, making significant contributions and                                                 Shuwera, Diana Spear, Jacinda Sturgeon,
                                               Service pin awards were also announced
inspires others to do the same.                and presented on November 15th. Con-         Emmy Vink,
                                               gratulations to all recipients:
Officials Catrine Klein and Lori Kowalski                                                   Congratulations to all award winners,
were awarded the Marg McBurney Offi-                                                        and to all of the service pin recipients!
                                               20 year pin: Debra Thomson
cials Development Award. Annually an
official will be given the opportunity to      10 year pin: Melanie Bournais
attend a Divisional or National Champion-
ship in order to upgrade their skills and      5 year pins: Lesley Ahara, Jackie Camp-
prepare for their next level of officiating.   bell, Amy Caskey, Rosemarie Coombs,
The Officials Rep annually recommends          Julie Dawley, Sandra DeKoning, Kelly

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               We all join in wishing you peace and contentment during the holiday season and
                throughout the coming year. We hope you are enjoying the imprinted mirrored
                    ornaments, pens, magnets, glass & travel mugs, notebooks, portfolios,
              custom-made pewter nose-clips and all of the innovative and high-quality products
                             we supply to Synchro Swim Ontario and their members!
                          Please visit our website at

Custom pewter noseclips:                              Synchro Swim Ontario is excited to announce TWO exclusive 2008
                                                      Holiday Synchro Ornaments!

                                                      New & exclusively only sold by Synchro Swim Ontario custom
                                                      designed pewter nose clips! (1” dimension - full 3D nose clips).
                                                      Exactly like you wear at the pool, except for your Christmas tree
                                                      OR attach as a charm to a keychain, or bag. A perfect gift for
                                                      swimmers, coaches, officials, volunteers, or anyone who loves
                                                      synchro! Comes individually packaged with a red string. Add a
                                                      Synchro Swim Ontario carabiner keychain for only $5.00.

Mirrored Ornament:                                    2008 limited edition mirrored hexagon shaped ornament (3 1/2”)
                                                      etched with “Synchro Swim” design, accented with a silver ribbon
                                                      and individually boxed. Ideal for your Christmas tree, and perfect
                                                      year-round as a sun-catcher. Another great gift idea, and ideal for
                                                      stocking stuffers or secret Santa gifts!

                                                      Don’t delay - limited number of ornaments available!
                                                      Ornaments are on the way and orders will be taken until we are
                                                      sold out! Orders may be picked up at the Synchro Ontario office or
                           Sample above shows         shipped to you (minimum shipping & handling fee is $6.00).
                           actual colouring/shape -
                           will have synchro de-
                           sign as shown on left.     ONLY $25.00 (tax incl.) for both ornaments!

Please note we require payment to secure your order (cheque or credit card).
Shipped orders MUST be paid by credit card so that the shipping fee can be added.

Name: ____________________ Club (if applicable): ___________ E-mail: _________________
Address: _____________________________________________ Phone: ___________________

Pewter Nose Clips _________ X $10.00 = $ __________
Carabiner Keychain _________ X $5.00 = $ __________ Colour(s)*: ___________________
Mirrored Ornament _________ X $15.00 = $ __________
*Keychain available in Pink, Green, Purple, Black, Orange, Turquoise or Royal Blue

Please note: NO REFUNDS                       TOTAL = $ __________

     Cheque enclosed or                    Credit Card :            Visa         MasterCard

       Name on Card:____________________________________________
       Card Number: _____________________________ Expiry: _________
       Signature: ______________________________________________

Delivery Information:
    Will pick-up ornament(s) at Synchro Ontario Office
    Please ship to me (shipping charges are extra and will be added to bill - min $6 charge)

Fax, Mail or E-mail your Order Form to:
Synchro Swim Ontario 208 Hillyard St., Unit 227, Hamilton, ON L8L 6B6
Fax: 905.572.7700 or E-mail:
    Warmest thoughts and best wishes
        for a wonderful Holiday
      and very Happy New Year.
          From your friends at
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        5050 Orbitor Drive
        Mississauga, ON L4W 4X2

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